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Obama Gives the Gift of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

July 18, 2008

Finally, a presidential candidate I wouldn’t mind having as an older brother …. Check out this story from the Tampa Tribune: Barack…

Blog Update

June 19, 2008

As some of you have experienced, we’ve been having technical trouble posting comments (and blog entries, too), which often results in a…

In Translation: Adapting and Translating “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

June 5, 2008

It’s thrilling any time Our Bodies Ourselves receives a positive mention. But we admit to total giddiness over the beginning of Linda…

Intentional Motherhood: Discussion on Abortion, Pregnancy and Birth

May 27, 2008

The D.C. Abortion Fund and Our Bodies Ourselves is sponsoring a book signing and discussion in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 28. It…

Feministing Interviews OBOS’ Judy Norsigian

May 12, 2008

Feministing.com this weekend interviewed Our Bodies Ourselves Executive Director Judy Norsigian about the new OBOS book, “Pregnancy and Birth” — perfect timing…

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth Featured on NBC10

April 23, 2008

OBOS’s own Judy Norsigian was featured yesterday on Philadelphia’s 10! show (a production of the local NBC affiliate) in an excellent segment…

Judy Norsigian Discusses Women’s Health on SF Public Radio

April 10, 2008

Our Bodies Ourselves Executive Director Judy Norsigian talked about women’s health this week on “Your Call,” a popular San Francisco public radio…

Double Dose: Judy Norsigian on OBOS Book Tour; Global Health Summit; Being a Single Mother in China; Health Database Ignores Key Word: “Abortion”; and More ….

April 5, 2008

Last-Minute Reminder: Judy Norsigian, executive director of Our Bodies Ourselves, will be at Women & Children First bookstore in Chicago Sunday, April…

“Fat Women Can Give Birth Vaginally”: Obesity and the Skyrocketing Rate of Cesarean Sections

April 3, 2008

Much has been written about the alarming increase in the percentage of births delivered via cesarean section. Our Bodies Ourselves has just…

Barbara Seaman’s New York Times Legacy

March 20, 2008

When women’s health writer and activist Barbara Seaman died Feb. 27 of lung cancer, her death sent shockwaves through feminist and women’s…

Our Bodies Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

February 26, 2008

Announcing “It’s a BOOK!” doesn’t have the same ring as “It’s a girl!” or “It’s a boy!” But we here at Our…

Live Blogging Super Tuesday

February 5, 2008

Looking for political coverage with a health focus today? RH Reality Check is live-blogging Super Tuesday, promising “fun, irreverent, and relevant takes…

Our Media, Our Selves

January 4, 2008

Writing at the Huffington Post, Gloria Feldt outlines the dismal statistics for women in media, both in terms of corporate ownership and…

Benefit Concert for Women’s Groups Translating and Adapting “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

November 2, 2007

Berklee College of Music, Our Bodies Ourselves, and the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change invite you to One Blazing Glance, a…

Welcome, Washington Post Readers!

October 2, 2007

A big welcome to readers who found this blog today thanks to Jennifer Huget’s story in the Washington Post about women driving…

Comments Fixed

September 30, 2007

If you tried posting a comment this past week, we apologize for it never making it on the site; the spam filter…

Book Readings, Webinars and an Audio Conference: Activities for Health Advocates

September 18, 2007

I wanted to let readers know about several upcoming events. A couple take place in New York or Boston, but you can…

News About Our Bodies Ourselves, and Welcome to a New OBOB Blogger!

September 1, 2007

So after a few days of updating and renaming the blog categories and reorganizing entries — and getting that job mostly done…

Comments Update

August 24, 2007

More on my goof: Since we’re alerted via e-mail every time a new comment is posted, I was able to re-post almost…

Huge Mistake

August 23, 2007

I think I just made the biggest mistake every blogger fears making. In the process of trying to stop, ban and delete…

Welcome Guest Blogger Rachel Walden

August 15, 2007

I’ll be on vacation through Wednesday, Aug. 22 and will be writing less than usual — but we’ve got a terrific guest…